A Brief Introduction to Double Exposure Photography
Double exposure photography is a technique in which 2 images are exposed in a single frame of film. This was a technique used by film photographers to achieve some really amazing effects.
Of course, double exposure is still used today. However, double exposure photography is now more easily achieved with greater creative control using digital images and the help of photo editing software. For those of you interested in double exposure photography, check out these amazing examples by some really great artists. We also found a few great tutorials to get you started.
If you’re interested in learning about double exposure photography, we think these tutorials provide some really great techniques.
- How To Create a Double Exposure in Photoshop by Phlearn
How to Make a Double Exposure in Photoshop by The Pixel Perfection
- Double Exposure in Photoshop by Retutpro
In-Camera Digital Double Exposure Tutorial by Sara Byrne
Chris Slabber’s series entitled Destruction/Creation contains some very impressive examples of double exposure photography. He uses paint drop photography along with photos of people to create really interesting images.
As a resident of London by way of New York City, Daniella Zalcman’s work depicts her two favorite cities in masterfully composed double exposed photos. Her double exposures are some of our favorites.
Isabella’s project is called Quantum Blink. While it may seem that her photos are manipulated using software, in fact, her photos are achieved using a specialized mask applied to her camera.
Perhaps one of the most renowned photographers working with multiple exposures today is Nicolas Ruel whose project entitled “8 Seconds” captures incredible vistas all over the world using a very unique technique. He takes a photo of one subject and changes his composition mid-shot. The title of his project refers to the length of time his shutter stays open. His work is truly exciting and produces some very powerful images.